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  • Barack Obama To Shut Down Southern Air Defense Systems

    01/28/2013 8:17:09 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 126 replies
    Market Daily News ^ | January 23rd, 2013 | Mack Slavo
    As the U.S. government continues to expand surveillance and monitoring systems to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars within the borders of the United States, a recent announcement regarding the country’s southern air defense systems is raising eyebrows. Our southern border is, in part, protected by the Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS), which utilizes moored balloons hovering at about 15,000 feet to identify low flying aircraft and missiles that may penetrate the border and cross into U.S. airspace. The system is utilized by the U.S. Air Force, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), and U.S. Customs and Border...
  • CBS 'Sunday Morning' News Segment: "So What If Barack Obama Is Not A Natural Born Citizen."

    01/28/2013 8:16:13 AM PST · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 45 replies
    Birther Report
    I've got a simple idea: Let's give up on the Constitution. I know, it sounds radical, but it's really not. Constitutional disobedience is as American as apple pie. For example, most of our greatest Presidents -- Jefferson, Lincoln, Wilson, and both Roosevelts -- had doubts about the Constitution, and many of them disobeyed it when it got in their way. To be clear, I don't think we should give up on everything in the Constitution. The Constitution has many important and inspiring provisions, but we should obey these because they are important and inspiring, not because a bunch of people...
  • Freedom sings: Out of the 9/11 tragedy and chaos has risen one of New York’s great buildings

    01/28/2013 8:15:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 01/28/2013 | Steve Cuozzo
    Behold, the new One World Trade Center — the unfinished, imperfect end-product of maybe the most anguished public soap opera ever to bring forth a single building. Still in a raw state, it’s already cause to celebrate. The nearly $4 billion, largest, most fought-over piece of the puzzle in downtown’s epic skyline restoration turns out to be a gentle giant, graceful and humane as the Twin Towers were not. Architectural eggheads will sneer at it, but the masses will just as surely love it. Include me in the common rabble. What scant pleasure the old towers afforded lay in their...
  • Travis Tygart tells ’60 Minutes’ that Lance Armstrong is still lying

    01/28/2013 8:12:23 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 7 replies
    Velo News ^ | January 28, 2013 | Neal Rogers
    Even when Lance Armstrong portrayed himself as coming clean about his career spent cheating to win, he was still lying. That’s the argument U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart made Sunday evening on the CBS show “60 Minutes,” in an interview with Scott Pelley for a segment called “The Fall of Lance Armstrong.” Tygart sat down with Pelley to rebut several claims Armstrong made during his interview with Oprah Winfrey, which was televised on January 17-18. Among the statements that Tygart said were categorically untrue: that Armstrong had raced free of performance-enhancing drugs during his 2009 and 2010 comeback; that...
  • "Is America In Decline?" May Be The Wrong Question

    01/28/2013 8:07:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    RCM ^ | 01/28/2013 | Robert Samuelson
    The American Century is dead. Long live the next American Century. The subtext of political debate these days is that the United States is in decline - a proposition often portrayed as self-evident. The economy lacks dynamism; unemployment near 8 percent remains at recession levels. The president and his Republican critics barely talk to each other; stalemate seems unending. But what if America isn't in decline? A powerful rebuttal comes from an unlikely place: Wall Street. In a report to clients, analysts at Goldman Sachs argue that the United States still has the world's strongest economy - and will have...
  • White House Petition Demands Cellphone Unlocking Remain Legal

    01/28/2013 7:51:30 AM PST · by pepperdog · 5 replies
    Mashable ^ | 25 January 2013 | Stan Schroeder
    A petition submitted to the White House demands the Librarian of Congress to rescind his recent decision which removed the unlocking of cellphones from the exceptions to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA).
  • If ‘Assault Weapons’ Are Bad…Why Does DHS Want to Buy 7,000 of Them for ‘Personal Defense’?

    01/28/2013 7:50:21 AM PST · by libstripper · 33 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Jan. 26, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    The Department of Homeland Security is seeking to acquire 7,000 5.56x45mm NATO “personal defense weapons” (PDW) — also known as “assault weapons” when owned by civilians. The solicitation, originally posted on June 7, 2012, comes to light as the Obama administration is calling for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines. Citing a General Service Administration (GSA) request for proposal (RFP), Steve McGough of RadioViceOnline.com reports that DHS is asking for the 7,000 “select-fire” firearms because they are “suitable for personal defense use in close quarters.” The term select-fire means the weapon can be both semi-automatic and automatic....
  • Attack on family in Compton latest incident in wave of anti-black violence

    01/28/2013 7:41:26 AM PST · by oldbill · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sam Quinones, Richard Winton and Joe Mozingo
    A Latino gang is intimidating blacks into leaving the city that was once an African American enclave. It's part of a violent trend seen in other parts of the L.A. area. The attacks on the family are the latest in a series of violent incidents in which Latino gangs targeted blacks in parts of greater Los Angeles over the last decade.
  • OBAMA SECRETLY PLEDGES TO DIVIDE JERUSALEM. Will press Israel into new so-called land-for-peace

    01/28/2013 7:30:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Klein on Line ^ | 1/28/13 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – Now that he has secured his second term, President Barack Obama has already secretly pledged to the Palestinians he will press Israel into a new round of so-called land-for-peace negotiations, a top Palestinian Authority negotiator told KleinOnline. The negotiator said top members of the Obama administration told the Palestinians the U.S. president will renew talks aimed at creating a Palestinian state in the so-called 1967 borders – meaning in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and, notably, eastern Jerusalem. The negotiator further revealed when it comes to dividing Jerusalem, Obama wants to rehash what is known as the...
  • Extremists burn ancient texts in Mali

    01/28/2013 6:40:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    Extremists burn ancient texts in Mali The Associated Press Posted Jan 28, 2013 @ 07:32 AMSEVARE, Mali (AP) — Islamist extremists torched a library containing historic manuscripts in Timbuktu, the mayor said today, as French and Malian forces closed in on Mali's fabled desert city. Ousmane Halle said he heard about the burnings early today. "It's truly alarming that this has happened," he told The Associated Press by telephone from Mali's capital, Bamako. "They torched all the important ancient manuscripts. The ancient books of geography and science. It is the history of Timbuktu, of its people."
  • Timbuktu mayor: Mali rebels torched library of ancient manuscripts

    01/28/2013 6:22:27 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 35 replies
    Guardian ^ | , Monday 28 January 2013 08.37 EST | Luke Harding in Sévaré
    Islamist insurgents retreating from the ancient Saharan city of Timbuktu have set fire to a library containing thousands of priceless ancient manuscripts, some dating back to the 13th century, in what the town's mayor described as a "devastating blow" to world heritage. ... The manuscripts survived for centuries in Timbuktu on the edge of the Sahara hidden in wooden trunks, boxes beneath the sand and caves. The majority are written in Arabic, with some in African languages, and one in Hebrew, and cover a diverse range of topics including astronomy, poetry, music, medicine and women's rights. The oldest dated from...
  • Rubio, Senate ‘Gang of Eight’ unveil bipartisan immigration deal (Amnesty, H-1B Visas DOUBLED!)

    01/28/2013 6:17:14 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 94 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/28/13 | MARC CAPUTO
    A group of eight Democratic and Republicans senators, including Florida’s Marco Rubio, will officially release a wide-ranging immigration plan Monday that could give a pathway to citizenship, tighten border security and increase guest-worker permits. -snip- Most controversially, the proposal would give a pathway to residency — and even citizenship — to many of the estimated 11 million immigrants unlawfully in the United States.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,WTIC AM,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,January 28-February 1,2013

    01/28/2013 6:17:06 AM PST · by Biggirl
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | January 28-February 1,2013 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • Do background checks on guns really work? Critics AND supporters say ‘No’

    01/28/2013 6:04:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 27 January, 2013 | Staff
    Both supporters and critics of the federal background check system for gun buyers say the system is flawed. Supporters argue the system is filled with holes and impeded by a lack of cooperation from state governments, while critics warn that even if the system were perfected it would in no way reduce gun violence. Now politicians and those with a stake in the outcome are looking for ways to improve the vetting process for Americans who want to purchase firearms.
  • Senators Offer a Bipartisan Blueprint for Immigration (Amnesty bill written by RINO Hatch)

    01/28/2013 6:03:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/28/13 | JULIA PRESTON
    A bipartisan group of senators has agreed on a set of principles for a sweeping overhaul of the immigration system, including a pathway to American citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants that would hinge on progress in securing the borders and ensuring that foreigners leave the country when their visas expire. -snip- “We on the Democratic side have said that we are flexible and we want to get a bill,” Mr. Schumer told reporters in New York on Sunday. “But there’s a bottom line, and that’s a path to citizenship for the 11 or so million people who qualify. We’ve...
  • Shields, Brooks on Obama's Second Term and Hillary Clinton's Exit From State [Worship]

    01/28/2013 5:56:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    PBS ^ | 1/25/13
    JEFFREY BROWN: All right, the week began with the inauguration. We all talked on Monday. It ends with the White House appointment of a new chief of staff, Mark. What does the new team, what does the language you heard this week tell you about the president that Barack Obama wants to be? MARK SHIELDS: I think, like all re-elected presidents, he sees a mandate, an expanded vision of a mandate from the electoral victory. But he realizes time is short. And I think he is not showing the same level of patience with the Congress that he showed in...
  • Chris Brown Reportedly Fights Frank Ocean, Is Still the Worst [Homosexual hurt by hip hop hero]

    01/28/2013 5:34:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1/28/13 | Marlow Stern
    ... Brown, 23, is alleged to have been involved inan “all-out brawl” withcrooner FrankOcean and his crew Sundaynight, according to TMZ. The tworeportedly were at Westlake Studio in Los Angeles when the melee occurred. Reports are still hazy, but witnesses told police the fight was over a parking space, according to the AP. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says the “altercation allegedlyled to Chris Brown punching the victim,”who remains to be identified. Sheriff’s officials are still investigating the case and said theywill contact Brown later. Brown was exposedto the horrors of domestic violence at a veryyoung age. Following his...
  • CBS's Charles Osgood: 'Is Constitution Truly Worthy of Reverence in Which Most Americans Hold It?'

    01/28/2013 5:25:12 AM PST · by servo1969 · 81 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | January 27, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Imagine you're getting ready to head to church one fine Sunday morning and on your television you hear a man say, "Let's give up on the Constitution." Such actually happened when CBS News Sunday Morning aired a rather inflammatory commentary by a Georgetown University law professor teased by host Charles Osgood asking, "Is the U.S. Constitution truly worthy of the reverence in which most Americans hold it?" (video follows with transcript and commentary): (video) **** CHARLES OSGOOD, HOST: Is the U.S. Constitution truly worthy of the reverence in which most Americans hold it? A view on that from Lewis Michael...
  • Billions in gas drilling royalties transform lives

    01/28/2013 5:24:58 AM PST · by thackney · 7 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 28, 2013 | Associated Press
    Private landowners are reaping billions of dollars in royalties each year from the boom in natural gas drilling, transforming lives and livelihoods even as the windfall provides only a modest boost to the broader economy. In Pennsylvania alone, royalty payments could top $1.2 billion for 2012, according to an Associated Press analysis that looked at state tax information, production records and estimates from the National Association of Royalty Owners. For some landowners, the unexpected royalties have made a big difference.
  • Brave Pastor Confronts Obama's "Theology" to his face!

    01/28/2013 5:22:33 AM PST · by RobaWho · 36 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | Jan 28, 2013 | Rob Cunningham
    On the morning of Obama’s 2nd inauguration, January 21, 2013, Barack and Michelle received a powerful message of TRUTH from Pastor Jonathan Cahn, one that must have infuriated both of them greatly. This courageous pastor delivered a Presidential inaugural message that directly refuted the Black Liberation Theology of hate professed by Obama’s “Reverend” of 20 years, Mr. Jeremiah Wright. Pastor Cahn’s inspired message effectively repudiated Obama’s entire world view, his leadership style and his political priorities. As anyone paying attention knows, almost every word spoken by Obama is a calculated deception, one designed to insult Believers, agitate conservatives, denigrate Americans...